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Print this pageResults of an International Survey Regarding Children's Participation in Decision-Making Following Parental Separation

Date:

01/11/2009

Organisation:

Centre for Children and Young People

Resource type:

Paper (general)

Author:

Dr. Sallie Newell, Professor Anne Graham, Dr. Robyn Fitzgerald

Summary:

This report presents the results from a survey developed and conducted by the Childwatch International Research Network’s Children and the Law Study Group. The survey explored how children’s participation rights are respected in post-separation decision-making in international family law contexts, including a focus on the legislative mechanisms and on the factors that facilitated, or hindered, children’s participation.


PDF document http://www.crin.org/docs/Chn and Law Report 2009-1.pdf


The survey was distributed, in May 2009, to all organisations currently involved with the Childwatch International Research Network. To date, completed surveys have been received from 13 institutions, representing 30% of the 44 organisations and 37% of the 35 countries involved.

Given the trend, nationally and internationally, towards recognising the importance and benefits of children’s participation, this project extends knowledge about how children’s participation rights are currently applied in family law decision-making internationally. However, the results should not be interpreted as providing a globally-representative perspective on these issues. Rather, they represent individual respondents’ understanding of the issues within their country, as they could best express them within the time and resources available to them and, likely, informed by their personal and professional backgrounds and experiences.

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Contact Information:

Southern Cross University
PO Box 157
Lismore, New Zealand 2480

Last updated 08/09/2011 10:45:24

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